Poweshiek County Sheriff's Office

   4802 Barnes City Rd.
   PO Box 297
   Montezuma, IA 50171
   Office: 641-623-5679
   Admin/Comm. Center Fax: 641-623-5120
   Jail Fax: 641-623-5600

   Website: www.poweshiekcosheriff.com


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 Effective:    12:00 PM November 17, 2020, until further notice

   Due to the increase in COVID positivity rate throughout the state, and for the safety of our staff and inmates, Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office will be closed to the public.

 We apologize for any inconvenience.

 See below for information regarding daily operations for the:



 Gun Permits

 For Permit to Acquire and Permit to Carry Concealed Weapon Permits click the link below.


 Mail the following to: Poweshiek County Sheriff, Attn: Weapons Permits, P.O. Box 297, Montezuma, IA 50171

 Application - Signed and dated (make sure you include a good contact phone number in case we have any questions, and read carefully to complete all necessary areas.)

 Photo ID - Copy with your current address.

 Training Certificate – Copy of authorized training certificate or other authorized documentation acceptable (this information may be found on the Iowa DPS website, the application or below).  For renewals include a copy of your current permit in lieu of the training certificate, or if you've had a permit since 2011 or after you may include a copy of that permit in lieu of a new training certificate, however, if it isn't within the sixty (60) day window (30 day before - 30 days after the expiration date) then it is considered a new permit and will require a $50.00 payment.

 Payment - A check or cashier’s check  (do not send cash) made payable to the Poweshiek County Sheriff in the appropriate amount which can be found further down this page. (When mailing multiple permits please pay separately, or it could delay the processing time.)

 (For amount due, please scroll down to the Weapons Section below)

 Permits are typically mailed out from the State within a month from when the Sheriff's Office receives them.  If you have not received your   permit after a month or have any questions, please feel free to contact Dawn Disney at (641) 623-5679 Opt. #3.


 Civil Papers – We will continue to receive papers to be served via mail.  If you need assistance or prefer to email the paperwork, please contact Dawn Disney at ddisney@poweshiekcosheriff.com or by calling (641) 623-5679 Opt. #3. 

 Mailing address:  Poweshiek County Sheriff, Attn: Civil Division, P.O. Box 297, Montezuma, IA 50171.


 All mittimus /court orders needing to be served are suspended until further notice.

All inmate visitations are cancelled (only attorney /professional visits will be allowed).

All public fingerprinting is cancelled.

Inmate property will NOT be accepted from the public except jail doctor approved medications. Additionally, inmate property will not be released to the public, until further notice.

Bond forms will continue to be accepted.



 If a sex offender needs to update their registry please call the Sheriff’s office (641-623-5679) and ask to speak with someone who handles sex offender registry.



All citizen ride a long’s are cancelled.

Modified patrol responses to lower priority calls may be initiated. This means deputies may handle the call with the reporting party over the phone in lieu of face to face contact. As a result it is imperative that reporting parties provide the dispatcher with a good call back number. In addition, many cell phones block restricted calls or unknown calls. You will need to lift that restriction for deputies to contact you.

 If you have any questions regarding the Corona virus do not call our dispatch. Contact the department of public health. They are more suited to answer any medical questions that you may have.

Thank you for your understanding, this situation will be re-evaluated continually and may be changes as updates are received.


Sheriff Thomas E. Kriegel


I would like to welcome you to the Poweshiek County Sheriff's Office Website.  The Poweshiek County Sheriff's Office strives hard to facilitate the needs of our community.  This website should help the community in understanding the services that we offer and the aspects of our agency.


Thomas E. Kriegel, Sheriff

Poweshiek County Sheriff's Office



The Administrative Office will be closed on:

April 2nd in observation of Good Friday

May 31st in observation of Memorial Day

July 5th in observation of Independence Day

September 6th in observation of Labor Day

November 11th in observation of Veterans Day

 November 25th and 26th in observation of Thanksgiving

 December 24th in observation of Christmas

 December 31st in observation of New Years


Thank you!


  Iowa State Sheriff's & Deputies Association  www.issda.org

  Iowa Sex Offender Registry www.iowasexoffenders.com

  Poweshiek County Emergency Management Agency http://www.poweshiekready.org

Iowa Department of Public Safety (Weapon Permits)















The front window is open for weapon permits 24/7 for your convenience unless noted differently above.



  Iowa Permit to Carry Weapons Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

For the most current laws and information please click the following link:




Effective July 1, 2017 all permits while still being issued by the County Sheriff, will be printed and mailed out by the State of Iowa.  There is not longer an option for paper or plastic.  They are printed on plastic similar to the Iowa Driver's License, and no longer have a photo on them.

 Applications may be found at https://dps.iowa.gov/divisions/administrative-services/weapons-permit

(Note: Do not sign and date the application until you are in the presence of Sheriff's Office staff.)

*ATTENTION*   Weapons Permits    *ATTENTION* 

Applications may be completed 24 hours a day ~ 7 days a week

You must apply in person & exact change or a check is required


Permit to Acquire Handguns & Revolvers:

                                                              $35.00       -        5 years

                                                              $15.00       -        Duplicate


Permit to Carry Concealed:

                            New                   $50.00    -  5 Years

                            Renewal             $25.00    -  5  Years - (Applications must be completed 30 days before, or up to 30 after expiration date)

                            Duplicate            $25.00    -  Expires on date of original permit


Please be advise that you will need the exact change or a check for the above purchases.

We are not equipped to make change, take debit or charge cards at this time.

For additional information or questions, please call 641-623-5679 option #4.